Honeycrisp apple / Antonovka
A superior quality red apple with an outstanding crisp texture and a juicy combination of sweet and tart flavors. You can pick it in September, but it develops its full aromatic flavor if left on the tree until mid-October. It is among the most winter hardy, showing little damage at minus 40 deg. F. It's somewhat scab-resistant and has not shown problems with fireblight. It's wonderful fresh and great for pies, crisps and applesauce. New from the U of Minnesota. Hardy to USDA Zone 3. Patent #7197.